Texts by Michael Smargiassi
Archive images from history collections selected by Ghigo Roli
104 duotone and b/w photos
Size 30.5x25 cm
Hardback with laminated cover
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Since it was invented, photography has been always intended for the ink.
It was not "silver salt" photography, with its limited reproduction characterises, the technique that produced the culture of the image, but its union with typography.
Our book is intended as an original way to celebrate the centenary of this extraordinary “iconogenic” union.
The text written by Michael Smargiassi, a journalist and expert in the history of photography, retraces transversely the history of the narration of the encounter, the engagement and of the marriage of photographic and printing techniques, while exploring how they affected the “social” role that photography has played for over a century.